Why is it that creativity really starts flowing in the summer months? Over here at Food and the City, we tend to get the bulk of our DIY list knocked out during the summertime. I strive to be one of those awesome crafters who makes all of their friends and families Christmas gifts by hand, but it just doesn’t happen. No matter how big of a stance I make and swear to become one, fall comes around and the craft box goes away. Do you really expect any better from me by now? I’m a mess.
Seeing as we’re in the dead of summer, and seeing as Sauza Tequila challenged us to tear up a pair of our shorts, today we’re bringing you DIY denim jorts!
These were incredibly easy to make, and all you need is a sharp pair of scissors, an old pair of jeans (I used some high-waisted ones circa 2009) a dryer, and a little bit of patience.
While wearing your jeans, use a marker to outline where you’d like to make your cut. Now unless you are a scissor ninja, you’ll want to take the jeans off before cutting away. This doesn’t have to be too too precise, but try to keep the lines a bit even.
Pull at the fabric with your fingers, then throw them in the dryer for 20 minutes. Remove, and while the denim is still warm, make 5-6 slices along the front on each side. Vigorously pull at the fabric now exposed due to the cuts, then throw them back in the dryer for an additional 30 minutes. You may have to repeat this step until you achieve your desired shreds. I find 2-3 times gets the job done nicely.
These babies were the perfect addition to an outfit from over the weekend, and of course, my Sauza Tequila followed suit! I mean, what else would you possibly need for an outdoor picnic other than a little tequila, a little flower crown love, and an awesome pair of DIY jorts?
Ever think you could make jorts with a cowboy? Here’s your chance to meet aman who crafts his heart out. Okay, so maybe he’s not the best DIY-er. But what he lacks in cutting skills, he more than makes up for when he makes the perfect Sauza-rita. Watch him in action for ideas for your next ladies night in: http://bit.ly/1juaLln.
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